Tuesday, November 08, 2005

He prefers icebergs, squalls and cold

Check out this piece on admitted “sailing mercenary” Barcelona native Guillermo Altadill, 43. According the article he was poached by Sweden's Ericsson team for the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race after he broke his leg in the spring and split from the Brazilian team. Says Altadill, “"I prefer the legs that go around Antarctica, areas that are more inhospitable. Icebergs, squalls, little visibility, cold... the crew depends only on itself, people can't come to look for you because the helicopters can't cover 1,500 nautical miles. The stage I like the most is the second one because you encounter the toughest conditions and experience counts more than anything. That's what this race was designed for." And this guy is 43! What a way to head off a midlife crisis…

No comments: